VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business hosted alumnus J. Tyler Haahr, Chairman and CEO of Meta Financial Group, Inc. and Metabank, as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series on Nov. 7.
“We are always thankful for Beacom alumni like J. Tyler Haahr who share their leadership experience,” said Venky Venkatachalam, dean of the Beacom School of Business. “By partnering with alumni and leaders in industry through events like the Beacom Distinguished Speaker Series, we can create long-lasting relationships that benefit local businesses looking for their next future CEO and our students, alumni, faculty and staff."
Haahr is the current Chairman and CEO of Meta Financial Group, Inc. and Metabank. Speaking to a capacity crowd of more than a 120 people at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Sioux Falls, he explained Metabank’s successful rise since he started with the company in 1997. The company has seen assets grow from $400.6 million to $5.2 billion.
Haahr is a 1986 USD accounting graduate with honors. He continued his education obtaining a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1989. In addition to his role at Metabank, J. Tyler Haahr also serves as the Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of LifeScape as well as the Director and past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Sioux Falls YMCA.